5o yo doc
Thanks to all that responded. Went ahead with the pacer yesterday thought I would trust the EP didn't want to miss time from work or stop driving cause I might black out. He told me it wouldn't get better, funny my symptoms were from multiple PVC's and the pacer wouldn't cure that so I am on flecainide an antiarrythmic that is what has made me feel better but according to the EP( electrophysiologist) I needed the pacer to be safe. Over night at the hospital it paced 29% of the time. It's the medication though that stopped the symptoms. Went well a little sore had it put under the pectoral muscle so maybe a little more sore but I glad so I don't have to see it in summer clothes and I can swing the golf club and not worry about it. Seems I have atrial-venticular block so the sinus node works well but it doesn't always conduct. My biggest problem is convincing my son (26) that I needed it and that exercise and better diet wouldn't cure it. It is hard enough to convince myself. I am so busy and have a new practice and could not afford to wait and see can't pass out while working on a patient....wierd part is I would have never known if not for the PVC's I had constantly. Hard to believe not related??? The best doc here in town and he has no ideas of what caused this or why I have both all of a sudden in last 3 months. But believe me I will sleep better and am ready to work on Friday.
You know you're wired when...
You have a high-tech ticker.
I am not planning on letting any of this shorten my life. I am planning on living a long happy battery operated life. You never know maybe it will keep me alive longer. I sure know one thing I would have been dead before starting school without it.